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Crab Curry Thai

Crab Curry Thai

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This Crab Curry Thai is cooked in a creamy Red Thai coconut sauce and is just like the dishes you would find in places like Phucket Thailand.

Curry Crab

I just love Thai food and this Crab Curry is no exception. As it does not fall short of a traditional Red Thai Curry dish that you would try in Thailand or a local Thai restaurant.

HOW TO MAKE CRAB CURRY THAI

You want to start with a good sized Dungeons crab, some of the best Red Thai Curry you can find, a good solid coconut milk, fish sauce and fresh limes.

I was at my local Asian grocery last week and picked this dungeons crab up in the freezer isle.

Asian groceries tend to sell them for a good price and always have them in stock.

Crab Curry Thai

WHAT IS CRAB CURRY THAI

Crab curry is exactly how it sounds, crab that is cooked in a creamy curry sauce.

Curry Crab

WHAT GOES WITH CRAB CURRY THAI

I like to serve this crab curry with cooked vermicelli or rice as it soaks up the coconut broth well.

HOW TO COOK A DUNGEONS CRAB

  • You want to start by defrosting it if you bought one frozen. Then from there you want remove the top shell from the body, in order to clean it out.
  • Saving only the “crab mustard” which is liquid gold in Thai crab curry. The crab mustard looks exactly like what you seen me pouring below into the coconut red Thai curry sauce.
  • Start by cleaning the crab see instructions above on proper cleaning.
  • Save the “crab mustard” and discard the other liquid from inside the body.
  • Then in a large pot add 3 tbsp of cooking oil along with the Red Thai Curry Paste.
  • Then add in the coconut milk and kefir lime leaves and bring to a low simmer.
  • Add in the fish sauce, shrimp paste and sugar along with fresh chopped cilantro.
  • Simmer on medium – low heat then add in the cleaned and chopped crab and diced red peppers and toss to coat.
  • Cook over medium – low heat till the crab and peppers are cooked approx. 10 minutes.
  • Discard the kefir lime leaves or splash in some fresh lime juice to serve.
  • Serve over rice noodles or rice.
HOW TO COOK A Crab Curry Thai
It’s cooked and looks just like this. Save the top shell for plating as it looks amazing!
Crab Curry Thai
Cooked Curried Crab!
Curry Crab
Cleaned and ready to cook! The body of the crab, cut into four pieces.
Curry Crab
Then remove the legs and smash with the back of a knife, to allow the meat to be flavored in the sauce.
Curry Crab
Once you have peeled the shell off – flip the crab over and remove the tail.
Curry Crab cleaning
Discard the tail and clean out the body under running water, making sure to first save the “crab mustard” as it is used in the sauce and is a traditional step to this dish.
HOW TO COOK A DUNGEONS CRAB
Save the “Crab Mustard” for the curry sauce. This is golden to Thai cuisine.
 

Making Dungeness Crab Recipe

If you want to serve over vermicelli rice noodles as you see in this recipe. Start by placing the dried vermicelli in boiling water and cook till the noodles are soft around 5 minutes. Then drain in a colander and set aside making sure to keep them warm to serve.

CRAB CURRY WITH COCONUT MILK

I highly recommending using a quality based Thai coconut milk for this curry. If you cannot find a Thai based then use one that is solid not watery to have the best result.

Curry Crab

Crab Curry without Coconut Milk

You can substitute the coconut milk with Greek yogurt or cream but keep in mind it won’t be very Thai.

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